Category Archives: Money

MySpace Music Launching This Week?

MySpace Music Though they still don’t have a CEO, MySpace Music, the joint venture between 3 of the 4 major labels (Universal, SonyBMG, and Warner Music) and Fox Interactive’s was set to launch on September 15. According to the Washington Post, that date has been pushed back to sometime later in the week. However, it was just announced, that MySpace Music will have four major sponsors when it (eventually) launches:

McDonald’s, Sony Pictures, Toyota and State Farm will power access to be to a range of new music services by sponsoring a mix of free downloads, song playlists, and personal music players. [Reuters]

Commerce Bank | New and Improved “Free Checking”

As of April 12, Commerce Bank will be requiring all accounts to maintain a $100 minimum balance* or be charged a (steep) monthly service fee of $15. Also, in the emptiest of grand gestures, Commerce has “waived their ATM service fees” if you use your Commerce Bank card at another bank’s ATM. In other words, they won’t charge you, if you use your ATM at another bank, but of course they can’t prevent “other banks from charging you to use their ATMs” (which is where the $1.50 comes from in the first place). However, and this is something I guess, they will pay you back the surcharge if you keep a minimum daily balance of $2,500 in your account. What’s next? Charges for the Penny Arcade? Nooooooooooooooooo!

* Accounts under a year old will be charged the fee on their one year anniversary.